Walt Whitman Collection

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Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892. Walt Whitman Collection, 1846-1965.

Walt Whitman Collection

1846-1965

Handwritten manuscripts, fragments, notes, proofs, galleys, clippings, monographs, correspondence, drawings, photographs, and memorabilia document the life and work of Walt Whitman and include information about Whitman created and collected by several of his early admirers and devotees. Works are arranged alphabetically by title or first line. Many of the poems included in Leaves of Grass are listed alphabetically under that title. Of note is an 1876 edition Leaves of Grass in paper wrappers with numerous handwritten additions and corrections by Whitman. Other major works represented include Democratic Vistas, "O Captain My Captain," Specimen Days & Collect, and Two Rivulets. Correspondence is divided into two subseries, outgoing and incoming, both arranged alphabetically. Outgoing correspondence consists primarily of handwritten letters. Of note among letters to James Osgood is a list of changes demanded in Leaves of Grass by Boston District Attorney Oliver Stevens. Incoming correspondence includes a Civil War era pass issued to Whitman by the US Army, a typed transcription of a letter from Ralph Waldo Emerson, and letters from Whitman's brother George and sister Hannah, and mother Louisa. Outgoing and incoming letters between Whitman and Alfred, Lord Tennyson are bound with materials for Whitman's work Leaves of Grass. Works and Correspondence By Others is the largest of the three series and consists primarily of correspondence about Whitman written to the president of the Boston chapter of the Whitman Fellowship, Gustave Percival Wiksell. Also present in the series is a lock of Whitman's hair sent by Whitman's housekeeper and friend Mary Davis to Thomas Donaldson, and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, dating from the 1880s, about Whitman and the Civil War. The smallest series in the collection, Images and Checks, contains one folder of clippings, etchings, engravings, and photocopies of Whitman images. Also included are three checks written by Whitman.

6 boxes (2.52 linear feet), 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder, 1 galley folder, 19 bound volumes.

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